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54 Crest Road, Upper Hutt

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Wellington & Kapiti


Hayden & Kylie Rau

Looking to build your new home in Wellington, come and discuss your plans with our expert design and build team. No cookie cutter homes round here; we’ll create something unique to you.

“One of the main reasons we enjoy building homes for people is clearly remembering the feeling we had when building our own new home - the excitement we felt throughout the process, and the sense of achievement and satisfaction once our home was complete.”

- Hayden & Kylie Rau Owners of Sentinel Homes Wellington & Kapiti

Whether you opt for a completely custom design or use one of our popular plans as a starting point, our team works alongside you the whole way. We’ll take the time to understand your needs, and bring our own clever design ideas to the project, ultimately building a you, your home.

So whether it’s a city fringe pad in Wellington, a family dream home in Porirua or a new build further out in Kapiti Coast or Hutt Valley, we’d love to chat.

Contact us

Contact us today!

Hayden Rau

027 557 3111

Hazel Remfry

New Home Consultant

027 275 4263

Visit our

Wellington (Whitby)

show home

Stunning new showhome in Whitby

This fantastic two-storey home is sure to impress. Featuring an open plan kitchen, living and dining area downstairs, complete with walk through pantry, a gas fireplace, and plenty of indoor-outdoor flow. Upstairs there is a large master bedroom, with walk in wardrobe and ensuite, plus a rumpus room, bathroom and two more bedrooms. Clad in stylish Rockcoat solid plaster, this brand new home from Sentinel is well worth a visit.

2 Oakum Road, Whitby, Porirua

Open Sundays 1-4pm or by appointment

NOTE: All Sentinel Show Homes are closed on Public Holidays.

Design & build Your dream home

The Sentinel Homes ‘Design and Build’ approach is about giving you a home that is unique to you and your family. Designed for how you live. No cookie cutter homes around here. We can approach your project in a couple of ways:

completely custom

If you’re looking for something completely custom, we’ll guide you through the design process from floor plans to finishings - the only limit is your imagination. Bring along your ideas and inspiration and work with our team to come up with something that is uniquely yours.

Start from an existing plan

Or, perhaps you’d prefer the inspiration of one of our many existing plans? This can be the springboard from which to design your dream home. All plans can be modified in any way to suit you. Extra bedroom? Easy. Larger kitchen and living? No problem. A home office or art studio? Consider it done.

With Sentinel Homes, no two houses are ever the same!

Which design & build option best suits you?

Quote your plans

If you have plans already, we can give you a build-only price.

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Tailor one of our plans

Choose from hundreds of proven existing plans you can customise to fit your family.

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Custom design

Work with our designers to create a one-of-a-kind home.

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Hayden & Kylie Rau

Owner of

OwnerS of

sentinel homes

Wellington & Kapiti

Hayden and Kylie Rau are a husband and wife team who operate the Wellington and Kapiti Coast Sentinel Homes franchise areas, as well as owning the Wairarapa franchise.

Hayden spent ten years with the police force in Auckland and Wellington before becoming involved in the building industry. The catalyst for this was the need for a new family home for Kylie and himself and a growing family.
Hayden has been involved in the building industry since 2003. He has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the industry from working in sales, design, marketing, project and branch management with group builders, along with area management for a multinational manufacturer of cladding systems. This has given Hayden well-rounded skills for managing his own franchised building business.

Kylie has previously worked in business banking with Westpac, the District Court as a registrar, and for 10 years as an embalmer/funeral director for local family owned funeral homes, a job where no two days are the same.

One of the main reasons Hayden and Kylie enjoy building homes for people is clearly remembering the feeling they had when building their own new home, the excitement they felt throughout the process, and the sense of achievement and satisfaction once their home was complete.

Hayden and Kylie would welcome your enquiry!

Meet our talented team

Hazel Remfry

New Home Consultant

027 275 4263


Explore our Floor plans and house style ideas

We offer a huge range of plans for you to browse. It doesn’t matter whether you want single level, 2 storey, 3 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms with an office - the range of plans we have for you to pick from is vast. The best part? You can customise any of these plans to your own needs. Save some of your favourite ideas, then let's meet to design a home that suits your family perfectly.

Find house & land packages in Wellington & Kapiti

This is an excellent way to get into a new build if you haven’t yet found that ideal piece of land. We source incredible sections across the Waikato and develop plans to maximise their potential.

Our team has the consent and pre-build details covered so you don’t have to worry.

The choice is yours - build from the plan we’ve chosen, or design the dwelling however you like on your new section. Browse the current house and land packages below.

We are more than happy for you to reach out to us to see what’s possible - and what new sections might be coming up.

Wellington & Kapiti subdivision Experts

If You've  got the land. We can do the rest.

You no longer need to be an experienced property developer to subdivide and build on your land.

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Find out what's possible!

Many clients are surprised at how many possibilities there are with their land.

Single home, 800m² sites have been transformed into 5, 6 or even 7 town houses, providing a whole portfolio of assets many people only dream of. Much larger sites can be split up into smaller sections for standalone new builds.

If you’re looking to maximise the potential of your site, or just want to help your children into the market by adding one or two more homes, our team is here to help.  


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Design & Build

It's important to us that your new home fits your family and lifestyle.

That's why we won't pressure you into choosing a standard, pre-built plan. Many of our clients use our library of ideas simply as a spring board to create their own floor plan and style that really suits them.

Whichever way you'd like to design your home, our expert team is here to help. Get in touch today!

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Steph Field

021 747 140

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Ready to maximise your land?

Many properties (even smaller ones!) in Auckland are now zoned for subdivision and infill housing.

Build a rental, townhouses, or stand alone homes. There are so many possibilities. Call us today and find out what's possible at your place, you could be surprised!

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Communication & Pricing

We strive for crystal clear communication and transparent pricing, so you are always in the know.

We've always known that above all, our clients want great communication, and no surprises when it comes to pricing.

Our team uses proven systems and processes to make sure you are always in-the-know, and our pricing and specification documents ensure you know exactly what you are getting, right down to the colour of the door handle, before you sign the build contract.

Find out more about our pricing here, or how we use The Sentinel App to communicate with you throughout the build.

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Kathy Sullivan

021 087 15417

Knockdown & Rebuild

Love where you live, but want a new home?

With land shortages in Auckland, many of our clients are choosing to knockdown an existing home, and build a new one in its place.

This is a fantastic way to keep your address, but live in a brand new home, that really fits your family.

We'll make it easy by managing the entire process for you. Give us a call, and let's have a chat today!

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real clients tell their story

client testimonials!

We wanted someone we could trust and Hayden from Sentinel Homes, Wellington was very open and transparent right from the start.

Alan Mumford
Upper Hutt

For us it was a no-brainer going with Hayden and his team. We had gone out for quotes with other companies and Sentinel were the only ones who came up to site and understood the challenges of our unique location. Their quote was considerably more detailed and price competitive when we saw what the other companies were omitting in theirs.

Campbell Brown

We wanted bespoke architects and builders rather than something already on a plan. Being the second time we built, we knew what we were looking for and Hayden and his team could deliver that. We had the most fantastic builders and project manager, who had a great relationship with us directly and their craftsmanship was meticulous.

Renee Telfer

what's next?

Let’s get together for a free, no-pressure meeting with one of our team, at your place or ours.

We can't wait to hear your ideas!

Call 0800 456 321